Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 92 97
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 32 8 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.39% 0.67% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.31% 3.67% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 55
North East median daily rate £311 £225 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -42.31% +4.00%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £304
90th Percentile £424 £238 £445
England median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £9.00 £25.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -64.18% +78.19%
10th Percentile £18.75 £9.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £20.25 £9.00 £29.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.49 £21.50
% change year-on-year +37.22% -18.65% +7.50%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 209 218 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.60% 18.26% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 174 331
North East median daily rate £419 £330 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.89% -0.30% -30.32%
10th Percentile £208 £198 £225
90th Percentile £538 £559 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 47
North East median hourly rate £17.60 £15.13 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -45.98% +44.44%
10th Percentile £14.77 £9.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £32.05 £41.20
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North East over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 16 £323 +43.33% 10
Durham +3 14 £281 - 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 21 (65.63%) WAN
2 18 (56.25%) Firewall
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco
4 11 (34.38%) F5
5 10 (31.25%) Network Management
5 10 (31.25%) CCNP
5 10 (31.25%) CCNA
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 10 (31.25%) Network Security
6 9 (28.13%) VLAN
6 9 (28.13%) Juniper
6 9 (28.13%) MPLS
6 9 (28.13%) OSPF
6 9 (28.13%) BGP
6 9 (28.13%) Wireless
6 9 (28.13%) HP
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (28.13%) Windows
6 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 8 (25.00%) Palo Alto
8 7 (21.88%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
8 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 6 (18.75%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (15.63%) High Availability
10 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
10 5 (15.63%) Service Management

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) WAN
2 18 (56.25%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) Network Security
4 9 (28.13%) BGP
4 9 (28.13%) MPLS
4 9 (28.13%) OSPF
4 9 (28.13%) VLAN
4 9 (28.13%) Wireless
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.50%) VPN
6 3 (9.38%) DHCP
6 3 (9.38%) DNS
6 3 (9.38%) WLAN
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.13%) FTP
7 1 (3.13%) SAN
7 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
General
1 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support
3 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Support
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Head of IT Infrastructure
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Handset
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) HPUX
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) MVS
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) VME
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Network Management
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) High Availability
4 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (15.63%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) Decision-Making
6 3 (9.38%) ITSM
6 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Coaching
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.25%) Scorecard
7 2 (6.25%) Service Design
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.50%) Perl
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) CCNA
1 10 (31.25%) CCNP
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) F5
3 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 9 (28.13%) HP
4 9 (28.13%) Juniper
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 6 (18.75%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (12.50%) Aruba
8 3 (9.38%) McAfee
9 2 (6.25%) Amdocs
9 2 (6.25%) BT
9 2 (6.25%) Citrix
9 2 (6.25%) EMC
9 2 (6.25%) Remedy
9 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.13%) Genesys
10 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
10 1 (3.13%) Northgate